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Submission Under U.S.-Colombia TPA

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a public report in response to a submission filed under Chapter 17 (the Labor Chapter) of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and five Colombian workers’ organizations. 

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Preventing and Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Palm Oil Supply Chains  

This project works to improve the implementation of social compliance systems that promote acceptable conditions of work and the prevention and reduction of child and forced labor in palm oil supply chains in Colombia and Ecuador. It will also disseminate best practices in social compliance systems in these and other palm oil producing countries, particularly Brazil and Peru.

Partners of the Americas 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Colombia 

This project will build the capacity of civil society organizations to more effectively detect and combat child labor and unacceptable working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines in Colombia. It will form networks of civil society organizations and empower local communities to build a grassroots movement to improve working conditions and reduce the risk that children will be used in this harmful work.

PACT, Inc. 12/15/2017 12/31/2020

Colombia Avanza  

Colombia Avanza will build the capacity of civil society to more effectively combat child labor and other labor abuses in Colombia’s coffee sector. By raising awareness and connecting survivors of labor exploitation to services in two of the largest coffee-producing areas of Colombia, the project helps promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.

Partners of the Americas 12/08/2017 11/30/2020

Worker Rights Centers for the Greater Protection of Labor Rights in Colombia  

This project supports the government of Colombia in meeting its commitments to the U.S. under the Action Plan associated with the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

Impact Evaluation
Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/26/2016 12/31/2020

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor 

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 09/30/2022

Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers: SafeYouth@Work 

International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2014 12/31/2019

Reducing Child Labor in Colombia 

Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT) Incorporated 09/30/2013 05/30/2020

Reducing Child Labor in Colombia 

Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT) Incorporated 09/30/2013 05/30/2020

Workers' Rights Centers 

This technical cooperation project aims to strengthen the capacity of workers to file complaints/cases for labor law violations. The Grantee will implement, in partnership with USDOL, a project whose overarching objective is to raise awareness of and improve workers’ ability to protect and claim their labor rights in Colombia.

Midterm Evaluation
Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/31/2012 12/31/2015

Workers' Rights Centers 

This technical cooperation project aims to strengthen the capacity of workers to file complaints/cases for labor law violations. The Grantee will implement, in partnership with USDOL, a project whose overarching objective is to raise awareness of and improve workers’ ability to protect and claim their labor rights in Colombia.

Final Evaluation
Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/31/2012 12/31/2015

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